H.E. Eng. Waleed A. Elkhereiji is a former Minister of Agriculture and was Director General of Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organization (GSFMO). As Director General, Eng. Elkhereiji oversees the functioning of GSFMO and agricultural development within Saudi Arabia. He was appointed Director General in 2009.
Prior to his position at GSFMO, Eng. Elkhereiji served as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2002 to 2009. Before his ambassadorship, he was Director General of Agriculture and Water in the Makkah region for seven years. During that time, he served as a member on committees focused on regional and water development near Makkah, such as the Water and Sewage Authority in Makkah, and as President of the Permanent Committee of the Extension and Agricultural Research of Makkah Region and Vice President of the Economic Development Committee for the Makkah Region Council. He began his career as an engineer supervising water projects throughout the country for the Ministries of Agriculture and Water.
Eng. Elkhereiji holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami.